Darvoz District

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Darvoz District
Ноҳияи Дарвоз
District
Ноҳияи Дарвоз
Location of Darvoz District in Tajikistan
Location of Darvoz District in Tajikistan
Darvoz District is located in Tajikistan
Darvoz District
Darvoz District
Location of Darvoz District in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 38°27′15″N 70°47′21″E / 38.45417°N 70.78917°E / 38.45417; 70.78917Coordinates: 38°27′15″N 70°47′21″E / 38.45417°N 70.78917°E / 38.45417; 70.78917
Country  Tajikistan
Province Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
Capital Qal'ai Khumb
Area
 • Total 1,090.5 sq mi (2,824.5 km2)
Elevation 14,711 ft (4,484 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 23 600
  as of 1 January 2008
Time zone TJT (UTC+5)
Postal code 736400
Area code(s) +992 3552
Friendship bridge between  Afghanistan and  Tajikistan in Region Darwaz-Darvoz, * Qal'ai Khumb, *Nusay.

Darvoz District or Nohiya-i Darvoz (Tajik: Ноҳияи Дарвоз / Persian: ناحیۀ درواز‎) is a district in Tajikistan, located at the extreme north-west of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province. It borders on Afghanistan to the south, along the Panj, and within Tajikistan on Khatlon Province to the west and on the Region of Republican Subordination to the north.[1] Its administrative capital is Qal'ai Khumb. The population in Darvoz district is 23,600 (1 January 2008 estimate).[2] The district was historically part of the Darvaz principality, a semi-independent statelet ruled by a mir.[3]

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  1. ^ Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
  2. ^ Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2008, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (Russian)
  3. ^ Seymour Becker. Russia’s Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1968.